Kelsey & Jonathan’s Mayernik Center wedding day was an exciting day of celebration, centering around an eclectic mix of elegance, romance & fun. I had a wonderful time tagging along with these two. Kelsey & Jonathan effortlessly carried themselves throughout a busy, hustle & bustle day and it was so much fun to witness and document. The common thread throughout so many photos was their consistent smiles. That little detail in itself tells a wedding day story of just how committed & happy these two genuinely are for one another.
Mayernik Center Wedding Day Photos
Jonathan & Kelsey exchanged their “I do’s” at the historic Heinz Chapel on University of Pittsburgh’s campus. Afterward, we photographed wedding portraits along the walkway connected to the Cathedral of Learning (one of my favorite photo-op spots in Oakland). Before heading off to the Mayernik, we then made a final stop at the adjacent Mellon Institute Library to close out the creative portraits session of the day. We also had a bit of luck on our side in being the only wedding party there. On any Friday or Saturday afternoon, those pillars are a sought after favorite for any weddings in the Oakland area and more often than not it gets pretty crowded. I couldn’t be happier with the series of photos from this mid-day session. These two knocked it out of the park! (some of my favs of 2018).
I always enjoy when my wedding days bring me back to the Mayernik Center. The rustic lodge feel & nearby Avonworth Community park provide a picture-perfect location for wedding day photography.
Mayernik Center Wedding Day Photography
Hands down, my favorite moment out of their entire reception was their bridal dance. Leading up to this pinnacle moment, Jonathan & Kelsey had secretly been taking weekly ballroom dance lessons. The choreographed combination of their elegant entrance, romantic dance & classic closing dip was exciting to photograph and of course, so much fun to watch! (A little reminiscent of Dancing With The Stars 🙂 ) Capturing their excitement & looks of accomplishment as this moment finally came to fruition was just priceless.
Thank you Jonathan & Kelsey for asking me to be your wedding photographer. I loved being a part of your special day!
Enjoy their Pittsburgh wedding day highlights below. In addition, you can also view their Schenley Park Engagement Session.